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   Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - January 11, 2009, Athens, Alabama                                 Economic woes force states to rethink prison policy PAGE 5A  Serving Athens and Limestone County: A Community    and    Future  One dollar  Sunday, January 11, 2009  The News Courier  Steelcase brings new jobs  By Karen Middleton   karen@athensnews-courier.com   Athens Steelcase Plant Manager Brenda Borkowski said she would know more at late week how many employees are moving here from the Atlanta plant.  In early December plant officials and local industrial recruiter Tom Hill announced 250 jobs would be moving to Athens from the Atlanta plant, which is  closing.  Local employees told The News Courier that at least two busloads of “illegal aliens” were transferring into the plant.  However, Borkowski dispelled that rumor early in the week.  “We had several busloads of Steelcase Atlanta employees here prior to Christmas,” she said. “Included were Hispanics, Caucasians and African-Americans. The  plant has a very diverse culture. We brought them over here to see it they would be interested in transferring, but I doubt that all will be coming.”  Borkowski denied that Steelcase employs illegal aliens. “They all must have their 1-9 cards,” she said.  When hired for a new job, employees  See Steelcase, page 3A  Submit your photos  Send your amateur photos to The News Courier for publication each Sunday and in a photo gallery online at enewscourier.com. Send .jpgs to kelly@ athensnews-courier.com or sports photos to ashley@ athensnews-courier.com/  SCENE, PAGE 15A  Visit us online   www.enewscourier.com   Inside  Today  . Athens native Michelle Crawford returns to teach yoga workshop  LIFESTYLES, PAGE 1C  Subscribe  Get the news with your morning coffee  SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWS COURIER BY CALLING 232-2720  Are you ready for switch to digital TV on Feb. 17?  By Karen Middleton   karen@athensoeus-courier.com   Those with analog televisions who didn’t take advantage of the government’s offer for free $40 coupons for digital converter boxes are probably too late for the offer.  The $1.34 billion coupon program is on hold because the government ran out of money. The Commerce Department’s    National  Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTTA) announced recently that all the money Congress appropriated had  About the switch  On midnight Feb. 17 all full power stations in the U.S. will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to 100-percent digital broadcasting. Visit   www.dtv2009.gov  for more information.  been spent.  Analog owners can visit the government’s Web site:  www.dtv2009.gov  for a coupon application and  See Digital TV, page 2A  Yoga's in vogue  Index  Classifieds.......1C  Crossword 14A  Ledger.........14A  Letters..........5    A  Lifestyles........9A  Lottery..........3A  Obituaries  none  Opinion.........4A  Sports...........IB  Weather.........2A  Pet shelter drop-offs rise, adoptions drop in economic crunch  dominate a person who has ìelped shape our community  We all know someone who has devot-[ his or her time to make this commu-ty a better place to e. Whether through ►lunteer efforts, public rvice or civic duty,  •untless people have anged lives by giving ne, sharing ideas or lving problems.  The News Courier ill feature these people a special section in February called >p 25 Over 55.  We are seeking nominations from the immunity.  Use the form on page 2B of today’s lition and mail to Top 25 Over 55, The  News Courier, 410 W. Green St., Athens, Ala., 35611, or e-mail the information requested on the form to Kelly Kazek at kel-ly@athensnews-couri-er.com.  Required information includes: Name of nominee, contact numbers for nominee, nominee’s place of business, name of person making nomination, contact numbers for that person, and a few sentences about how this person has helped make Limestone County a better place to live.  Nominations must be received by 5 D.m. Ian. 30.  Pets losing homes, too  Above, three abandoned puppies step over one another to get to the fence to greet visitors to The Dog Pound on U.S. 72 in Athens. One caramel-colored pup that wanted to get closer stuck his head beneath the gate to the kennel and watched visitors with eyes that begged, "Pick me! Pick me!”  By Kelly Kazek  ketly r @athi nsnew s-countr. com Buddy puts his nose to the chain-link fence and tries to lick the hands of visitors. His big, brown eyes beg the humans to like him enough to take him away from the concrete-floored kennel to a warm, loving home.  Buddy, a black-and-white Border collie, is one of dozens of large dogs being dropped at The Dog Pound on U.S. 72 in Athens in growing numbers — many because of their owners’ economic woes.  Timberly Sands, manager of the animal shelter, said adoptions are decreasing as more owners are giving up pets.  See Pet shelters, page Ik  How to adopt  Cost of adoption is $79, which covers spaying or neutering and rabies vaccinations. Call (256) 771-7889 for more information.  NEWS COURIER/KIM RYNDERS  Timberly Sands, manager of The Dog Pound, pets Buddy, a Border collie awaiting adoption.   

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